Good bye 2012, Hello 2013!

Just when I got used to writing 2012, I have to change it to 2013! Where did the year go, not to mention how fast! (sigh). Seems like it was only yesterday that I wrote down my “to dos” or “resolutions” for 2012 and now I have to come up with a whole new list…which will most definitely have some edited items from 2012! Making resolutions is not bad, the trick is to implement them. I’m not going to lie and say that I always carry out my resolutions (guilty). If that was the case, I wouldn’t have any right now!

So, (as the debate ensued with some friends) the question is, why do we make resolutions? The way I look at it, it is a step towards understanding ourself. I admit I have a few vices…workaholic, over achiever yet a procrastinator at times, getting my feelings hurt too easily…..I guess my biggest vice is that I don’t seize the moment and address it immediately. I assure you this blog post is not about bashing my own self but trying to get the message across that we all have some things that are the make-up of our  “uniqueness” as an individual. There is nothing wrong with being who you are, as long as it doesn’t cross over into another’s space.

I look at a New Year as a chance to start afresh and the top most “to do/resolution” is going to be “go with the flow”.  Don’t laugh! I know I’m the worst person when it comes to that as I love to push the envelope but….here it is in black and white! With that cleared out of the way, here’s a question for you. Should a “list of resolutions” be created or should it be made as one goes along?  What are your thoughts? Are you a “resolution maker”? What are some of your resolutions or to do items? Are they an edited version and why did you edit?

Join in the discussion and have fun! Meanwhile, here’s wishing everyone a blessed and joyful New Year. Hugs and much love, Sadia

Comments (3)

Dottie N.December 25th, 2012 at 4:34 pm

After so many years of plans going awry, I gave up on resolutions – just do things as they come along.

I found it really disappointing/disheartening when I “failed” at resolutions :-).

SO, I guess “go with the flow” works best for me. Best wishes for 2013 and much love. Dottie

Cathy cattleDecember 25th, 2012 at 6:33 pm

I never made resolutions till a few years ago, and yes it seems to just be a edited list from then on. However I do accomplish some of those on the list and I keep that list also for the “down” times, just so I can see how far some things have actually come. I have my list, then I have my get real list, I tend to lean to the get real one as long as it moves me forward it helps. I love the idea of keeping a large desk calendar, (hmmm guess I should learn that word for the list) and making a large X on the days I keep my hardest resolution. I really want a string of X’s, but sure enough I stop, then somehow get motivated to go back and make a string again. I think even making a list will show I am trying and that is my aim. Happy New Year to you!! Nutmeg

alo senDecember 27th, 2012 at 12:19 pm

I love to keep a list of resolutions. A day to day, week to week, month to month and finally a year to year! With such stringent structure I did feel very exhausted when I saw I was behind in my to do list. There was always something that did not get done or got done only halfway. I have changed my outlook since beginning of 2012 and have tried to look at the work that I was able to complete instead of the ones that I did not complete.
I feel much relaxed and actually this positive attitude has helped me accomplish a lot more this year.

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